So, I REALLY wanted to have Bluetooth Music Streaming added to my Jeep. I was even considering upgrading my Headunit to the newer MyGig REZ that does have it. I just couldn't fathom spending over $1000.
I decided to make it my own system work, for less than 40 bucks total.
At First, I went with a nice little GoGroove Bluetooth Wireless Adapter
, and it worked great,
simply plugged into my AUX port.
It works with batteries (so it's portable), and a full charge would last over 12 hours. It also has auto-turn off feature, so it wouldn't waste the batteries.
As you can see, I simply placed it on the AC Vent. The only downfall to this system is that I had to manually turn it on each time I wanted to use it. Not exactly a "set and forget" the way I wanted it.
Then, I ran across this style Bluetooth USB Powered wireless receiver
The advantage of this system was that it was USB powered, so I didn't have to charge the batteries, and also it "reconnected" to my phone automatically when it powered up.
My iPhone 4 connects to my "uConnect" and to this Music Receiver adapter at the same time.
All I have to do is switch to the AUX-IN of the MyGig System.
Worked flawlessly, except for the little eyesore on the dash of the receiver plugged into the radio's USB port and AUX-IN at the same time.
I had it working like this for a long time, and then decided to go full on stealth install.
I decided to add a 12V power outlet in the center console, and to "Relocate" the MyGig Aux-in Port to somewhere where it wasn't visible.
I wired the new "power" outlet to the "left" factory outlet (since it is a "key-on" outlet).
Then I got a llow profile USB power adapter
to plug into it.
Then I needed to re-route the AUX input as well. This was tricky to find, as I wanted a 90 degree fitting on the end that went to the radio,
and I wanted a "Bulkhead Female Jack
" on the other end.
This was the most expensive part ($17), since it was a special part designed for motorcycles.
It was a perfect length of 5 feet, and I was able to pop off the dash and route it under the center console.
I placed the bulkhead fitting right over my newly placed USB/12V Power socket.
Voila! I now have hidden/stealth A2DP Bluetooth streaming on my "regular" MyGig.
This is all you can see:
I use it with Pandora, Slingbox, and Netflix, and the sound is awesome. Especially with my upgraded Kicker+JL Sub system (Bass knob)
I am sure there are others of you interested in this, so I decided to actually post this instead of keeping it to myself.
I got the socket at Radio shack, since it was DEEP, and would allow a flush mount of the USB Power adapter:
This was the USB Music Receiver I got (from eBay)